Sunday, November 18, 2012


So it's upon us once again and here I am before you spout off some words, so here we go,,, Thanksgiving is an Awesome american formed holiday celebrated by most in the states and hopefully world wide now, But what does it mean or stand for ???

I'm not talking about the gathering of friends or family on Thursday November 22nd 2012, Where we eat turkey, potatoes, stuffing, corn and yams. Oh and all that yummy desert. Although a great celebration but not what I'm talking about.

I'm not even talking about that autumn day back in 1621, where the pilgrims sat down with the Wapaqnoag Indians to celebrate there first successful harvest, Even though that wasn't there tru reason, You see the pilgrims were celebrating as a part of there religion,,, Giving thanks to the lord.

EPHESIANS 1;15-23 (this is the part where I hope you get and open your bible)

Thanksgiving a day to be thankful, I'd like to believe this celebration started way back at another meal were 13 brothers sat and had a feast, some called it the last supper. That's right I said it You see JESUS CHRIST performed many miracles, raised a few people from the dead, even walked on water, because he could roll like that.

We believe in him,We follow him, As a father and a teacher, We admire and love him, We are called disciples since we learn from him, And on that day HE (JESUS) chose 12 men, Brothers, Apostles, Washed there feet as they entered the house, Shared in a Passover feast, HE (JESUS) spoke these great words

"Eat this, for this is my body, which is broken for you" "Drink this, for this is my blood, which is shed for you"
When that the meal ended,a feast beyond our earthly Thursday feasts, JESUS told his apostles "I give you a new commandment, That you love one another, even as I loved you, That you also love one another" When all was said and done those 12 men sang psalms and returned back to there worlds,,, This was a true Thanksgiving feast.

We should be this thankful each and every day and every thing we have because it is all a gift, Tomorrow is never guaranteed, I know how most will celebrate this week, in our modern American way, just don't forget the beginnings That our FATHER,,, GOD gives us each breathe and for that we should be THANKFUL

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL and May the LORD bring each of us many many BLESSINGS,,, Until next this is "Jeff da Plumber" saying peace be with you !!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sin,,,Am I,,, Are we sinners ???

This has been a question in and on my mind for some time, as you may know if you have been following me. Last year I spent a lot of time with xxxchurch, disusing porn and what it does to you. I grew up in N.Y.C. and that in itself is not a very GODLY atmosphere, None the less once a month I visit two senior centers on a Sunday and give a little sermon so to speak,,, I hope I do it good enough to get them questioning life, reading there bibles or me just bringing them some entertainment. So this was this week.

I started with the reading Isaiah 64:6

All of us have become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,
and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
This passage grabbed me a few weeks ago, You see I do a fair share of good deeds. Why are they filthy rags ??? Am I not worthy of GRACE; Is my faith not strong; Do I not pray enough and lift up my heart to the lord; OR am I just wasting my time doing these things for nothing ??? [Don't anyone answer aloud]

So I read further in the BIBLE searching for the truth as we all should. This lead me deep in to Ephesians, This book was written by PAUL. I find him to be one of the first Holy terrorists, spreading the word and bringing the hard truth of the word of GOD to the people any way possible.

[I read from Ephesians] *note: you should open your bible and read it some time !!!

Any where I read in this book, there is a deep under lining talk of GRACE. We are humans, made of flesh and blood, created by GOD, And because of one moment in time in the Garden of Eden, ADAM and EVE ate the forbidden fruit causing each and every one of us to be born separate, excluded, with out hope, with out GOD,,, Simply sinners.

This is something I found hard to swallow, Don't you ???

So we must be good to be approved,,, You see we know this from when we are children, pure, untainted yet by life, no experience, no real opinions yet, simple, Right from wrong is so black and white, If we do something good we get rewarded. If we do something bad we get punished. This is the first time on earth that we will know GOOD and EVIL. The line is fine. As adults we learn and hold the gray area as kind of middle ground,,, Like hey I know I did that bad thing to so and so but they are really bad so they deserved it. I didn't hurt anyone, If it felt good I should do it again its not hurting anybody,,, You feel me right smart people.

This is when we let the DEVIL, SATAN get a toe hold in our door, Close that door and lock it tight. Keep doing right, Keep doing GOOD deeds, For this I see as our OBEDIENCE to the HOLY SPIRIT.

My pastor told me the other day that we live by the three G's: Guilt, Grace, Gratitude. You see he said "We are Guilty, We are given Grace, and we live in Gratitude" That about summed it up for me. So we are sinners, that we can not change. Just continue to be the light, Or my new word AMBASSADOR, We can do this to others in the world, spreading the word, being kind, Loving all with the big heart in our chests, Extending GRACE to all UNCONDITIONALLY !!!
Let us PRAY [this is the part you say whatever your heart needs or feels] AMEN
This is "Jeff da Plumber" until next time, Many blessings, Peace out !!!
Side Note* sometimes when I speak I hear music in my head and this time these are the songs I heard: Amazing Grace, Old rugged cross, No not one

Google them and read the words if it pulls at you, The words fit my message so I'm a guy who thinks GOD was humming them as he was listening to me, Just sayin' !!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tanked vs. Tankless

With the start of the school year here, or just around the corner for some, the kiddos are leaving the house. That being said, what better time to take a look at your bills? I have kids so I know how pricey the start of the school year can be. Keeping that in mind, and speaking from personal experience, you try to save dollars in any way you can think of. Why not take a look at your hot water ???

I get this question a lot when people run into a problem with their water heater. I always suggest they switch to tankless, and more times than not, they ask my “why” or “what’s the difference?” This post will (hopefully) answer those questions !!!

For the basics, there is the obvious size difference. 

The tanked-water heaters (left) have been around for decades without much change. They keep a storage of hot water by constantly cycling on and off to keep temperature.

Tankless-water heaters (right) on the other hand, is just that, TANK LESS. It mounts to the wall and is only on when hot water is needed. There is a sensor within the heater than activated and turns on the burner or heating element.

Tanked-Water Heaters
  • Low first cost – about $400 – $550 
  • Energy is being used all day, every day to keep the water at temperature. 
  • Larger carbon footprint… the more water you use, the bigger the impact. 
  • Limited hot water supply. Basically you get as much water as the tank can hold. So when your kid takes a 30 minute shower, you get some chilly water to scrub-a-dub with !!! 
Tankless Water heater

  • Energy is not used until a demand is present. 
  • Smaller footprint than tank-type water heater 
  • Saves floor space. 
  • Unlimited hot water supply. So everyone can shower and no one feels like they are swimming in Antarctica. 
  • No risk of a broken or ruptured tank, which could lead to flood damage or worse. 
  • Longer life span with fewer repairs needed. 
  • High first cost – about $1000 – $1200 

Hopefully this can help you make the decision that is right for your and your family. If you do choose to make the move to a new water heater, remember to call you neighborhood plumber, Jeff da Plumber !!! 916-481-6593.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Tips for a Healthy Home

Life is a Flush, and Jeff da Plumber is here to help !!! Here are some summer tips for the plumbing in your house… some will help you save some dollars on your electric bill, others will prevent future issues, and others will work towards saving the rainforest,,, one flush at a time.

  • Check the temperature setting on the water heater. It should be set no higher than 120° to prevent scalding and reduce energy use. Summer is a good time to turn the temperature down, especially when away on vacation !!!!
  • Replacing an old shower head can save up to 7.5 gallons of water per minute without sacrificing water pressure. To clean mineral deposits from the showerhead, unscrew it, soak it in vinegar overnight and then gently scrub with a toothbrush to remove deposits. (To see step by step directions with pictures, go to
  • Check outdoor faucets/hoses to make sure water flows freely and they aren’t leaking and wasting precious water.
  • Conserve water. Water your lawn before sunup or after sundown to reduce usage.
  • Take a look at your bathroom. Check around the bottom of the toilet for any signs of leaks. If there are stains or if the floor seems spongy, there could be a possible leak. Check for any loose tiles above and around the bathtub or shower because loose tiles could indicate a possible leak.
  • Your kids are outside playing, getting dirty, going swimming, etc. The more they do, the more clothes there are to wash. Be sure to check your washing machine hoses for bulges, leaks or cracks and be sure to remove drier lint regularly. Also, move your machine at least four inches from the wall to prevent hose kinking and damage, and never leave your home while the washer is running. Remember--washing machine hoses should be replaced approximately every three years.
  • Be careful what you put down your kitchen disposal after your BBQs. Most are not equipped to handle cornhusks, celery, banana peels and other fibrous or “stringy” foods. Some other items to stay away from are fats or cooking oils because they form clots in the pipes. Run cold water at full pressure for 15 seconds before and after you put anything down the disposal to flush it through. Never put instant stuffing, potato mixes or similar “just-add-water” foods down the drain—they'll create an instant clog when you add water.
  • Sewer line backups are common this time of year because of rainwater, pipe cracks, etc. New tree root growth from the spring can also cause sewer backup issues as roots are drawn toward the sewer line as a source of nutrition. If you are experiencing clogs in your bathroom or kitchen, have a plumber come and inspect your sewer line pipes for roots.

Keep these plumbing tips on your mind because the summer time can be an awful time to have plumbing issues. Should anything occur, you could be without your shower or toilet facilities which could create one unhappy household, especially if you have company over when it happens. Checking these areas before a problem happens or catching a problem early can save you lots of money in the future. Whether you know a bit about plumbing and can fix these problems yourself before they get complicated, or if you have to call a plumber, it will still be less expensive to fix small problems before they turn into large ones.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

16 Days Left !!! Please help !!!

Please Please Please help !!! I cannot succeed without your support.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

IRONMAN Triathlon Charity

As many of you know for the last few years I have been training for a variety of athletic events. Recently I have completed the California International Marathon, Rancho Seca Half IRONMAN, Shamrock’N Half Marathon, Golden State Triathlon, and countless 5K and 10K races. I am now training for what is possibly the hardest race of my life, a full distance IRONMAN. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it is a 2.5 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride and finishing it with a 26.2 mile run. I will complete this endurance test on June 24, 2012 in Idaho. Each of my previous races usually support a local cause or charity that the sponsors have chosen. While considering upping my game and going for a full distance IRONMAN an opportunity to do more than race presented itself. Knowing that God always uses me in a way I couldn’t have dreamed I knew this was His plan for me. I am thankful for each day that the Lord gives me. My friend Jake Larsen was putting together a team of men to race and raise awareness and money for Fireproof Ministries and XXXChurch.
XXXChurch is an organization dedicated to sharing God’s love with those that usually are subjects and not people. These people are the men and women who are victims or captives of the sex industry. Whether they are working in it, addicted to it, held prisoner and forced into it, or impacted by it in any way they have support. XXXChurch travels across the country and rescues those who want to get out, those who need help to stop, and enabling them to move beyond their past. They even rent a booth at conventions and offer Bibles with covers specifically for those in attendance, emblazoned with the cover “Jesus loves Porn Stars.” The Bible says that Jesus loves everyone, even what society would consider the least of these. God has a place and love for all of His children, not just those who are living the perfect life. Because in reality none of is living the perfect life. We are all sinners and yet we are still loved. I ask that you consider sponsoring me and make a tax deductible donation. I just need 140 friends to donate a dollar for each mile I race, A small $140 donation to help save marriages or innocent children from the vulgarity and filth of porn. Donations can be made directly onto the secure website or a check can be mailed to PO Box 201 Citrus Heights, CA 95611. You also can learn more information about what XXXChurch and Fireproof Ministries is and does at You can also view my videos that I have made on my website, YouTube or Facebook. Every thought, prayer and donation will help me succeed in this journey. Thank you for your support. I know with partners like you many lives, families and people will be impacted. God Bless!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 21 2012

It's a new year and during this time most make a resolution or two, That in its self is great. The normal bunch are, loose weigh, get in shape, eat more healthy, make career moves, work harder, spend more time with family, take a vacation, These are all great things, But in my opinion they should be every day life

My number one resolution is to commit to my faith in GOD, Start listening even more to the words in the bible so my years road will be as smooth as silk, Of course I set goals instead of so called resolutions, My resolution is just keeping my faith and making it stronger.

My first step in this path is,,, well a tough one. You see I committed to compete in a full distance IRONMAN Triathlon, For those who don't know what that entails, especially if you don't hang with me enough, Is a nice 2.5 mile swim in a usually cold body of water, Followed by a 112 mile bicycle ride and wait for it,,, When I dismount the bike I will run a marathon. This will,,, No is no joke. Also not a moment in time one can not buck his or her FAITH, Prayers will need to be plentiful, GOD"S strength will need to envelop me each mile, The HOLY spirit will surely carry me a few miles.

So in this external goal you can see where my FAITH strengthening and commitment lie, But I always have to go the extra step, so to speak. I picked a charity that deals with FAITH. That is where my friends come in to the picture, You see my friend Jake Larson and Craig Gross, belong to xxx church, A church that fights pornography in a positive way, Not condemning those to all damnation, Just simply loving them and sharing the hands of GOD, The one and only JESUS. They help keep or protect children from viewing porn, Help the men and women who make porn with education, And my favorite keep the sanctity of marriage pure by making those addicted to porn accountable, Showing all the light of GOD !!!

This journey is important to my life path, But even more in GOD'S path for me on his road, My friends hearing my words right now, Don't worry about all you prior life baggage, It's what makes you,,, YOU, Just follow these words as I paraphrase the bible, JESUS said " It's OK just follow me " It's that simple, read your bible, in hard times read your your bible, in good times read your bible, The answers are all there, Don't forget your "Thank You's" for every breathe, And remember in the end Jesus is there if you BELIEVE

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Clean Shower-head for 2012

Use this ”explosive“ homemade cleaner to blast away all of those hard water deposits that are blocking your showerhead:

Here’s an easy DIY recipe:

-1/3 cup baking soda
-1 cup white vinegar
-1 plastic bag
-1 large bag twisty tie

1. Mix baking soda and vinegar in bag over a sink. Caution: Pour vinegar into bag slowly, there is an “explosive” foaming action that kicks in.

2. Place bag over showerhead. Be sure it is submerged in the baking soda/vinegar solution.
3. Secure with twisty tie.

4. Let the showerhead soak in the solution overnight or for at least 2-3 hours.
5. Wipe off showerhead prior to use.